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Director of Nursing Salary

How much does a Director of Nursing make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Director of Nursing

$129,759 (USD)/yr

$62 (USD)/hr

$8,369 (USD)/yr

$127,989 (USD)/yr

$62 (USD)/hr

$8,369 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Directs and develops nursing activities and staff on all levels according to healthcare facility procedures, and assures delivery of quality nursing services in a medical facility. Develops, implements, communicates, and interprets nursing policies and procedures that adhere to the State Board of Nursing and State Nurse Practice Act requirements, facility philosophy, and operational policies while maintaining compliance with other government agency laws and regulations. Communicates and interprets policies and procedures to nursing staff, and monitors staff practices and implementation. Requires RN license.
The average director of nursing salary in United States is $129,759 or an equivalent hourly rate of $62. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $8,369. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$89,764 (USD)

$161,576 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$150,426 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Director of Nursing will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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